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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Women: Current Perspectives

by Charlene A Flash, Sannisha K Dale, Douglas S Krakower International Journal of Women’s Health (May 2017), 9: 391–401 11 pp. 308 kB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5459979/pdf/ijwh-9-391.pdf Previous studies have demonstrated that oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the use of antiretroviral medications by … Continue reading

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South African Health Review 2017

by Padarath A, Barron P, editors Health Systems Trust (HST), August 2017 362 pp. 7.0 MB http://www.hst.org.za/publications/South%20African%20Health%20Reviews/HST%20 SAHR%202017%20Web%20Version.pdf Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible … Continue reading

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Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage: An Updated Review of U.S. Policies and Programs and Their Impact

by John S. Santelli, Leslie M. Kantor, Stephanie A. Grilo et al. Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2017, Vol. 61, Issue 3, pp. 273–280 8 pp. 422 kB http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(17)30260-4/pdf Although abstinence is theoretically effective, in actual practice, intentions to abstain … Continue reading

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Fair Pricing Forum – 2017 Meeting Report

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11 May 2017 by Beurs van Berlage World Health Organization 15 pp. 4.9 MB http://www.who.int/medicines/access/fair_pricing/FairPricingForum2017MeetingRepo rt.pdf?ua=1 The main aim of the Forum was to enable stakeholders to discuss options for a fairer pricing system that is sustainable … Continue reading

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Logistics Competencies, Skills, and Training: A Global Overview

by Alan McKinnon, Christoph Flöthmann, Kai Hoberget al. A World Bank Study, 2017 111 pp. 6.7 MB https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/27723/9781464811401. pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y This new report shows the global shortage of supply chain competence, proposes some reasons why and presents ideas to consider for … Continue reading

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Non-physician clinicians in rural Africa: lessons from the Medical Licentiate programme in Zambia

by Jakub Gajewski, Carol Mweemba, Mweene Cheelo et al. Human Resources for Health, 2017 15:53 – Published: 22 August 2017 9 pp. 387 kB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-017- 0233-0?site=human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com Most sub-Saharan African countries struggle to make safe surgery accessible to rural populations due … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Workplaces Free from Sexual Violence: The First Steps and a Call to Action

by Megan Nobert, Alessandra Carminati, Angelica Zundel et al. Report the Abuse (RTA), 21 August 2017 16 pp. 1.1 MB http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/RTA%20Humanitarian%20Work places%20Free%20from%20Sexual%20Violence%20- %20The%20First%20Steps%20and%20a%20Call%20to%20Action.pdf Sexual violence – in and out of conflict settings – is a global phenomenon disproportionately affecting women … Continue reading

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The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies

by Rob Moodie The Conversation, August 2017 Read online at: https://theconversation.com/the-seven-tactics-unhealthy-industries-use-to-undermine- public-health-policies-81137 Across Africa there are examples of governments trying to introduce policies that improve health, and protect the environment only to find their efforts undermined by unhealthy corporations, and … Continue reading

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The Future of Aid INGOs in 2030

by Michel Maietta, Eilidh Kennedy, Francois Bourse Actionn Against Hunger, 2017 178 pp. 52.5 MB(!) http://iaran.org/futureofaid/The_Future_Of_Aid_INGOs_In_2030-33.pdf Today’s world is plagued by long and complex conflicts, widespread involuntary migration, violent natural disasters, and rising inequality. The next 15 years will likely … Continue reading

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Online course: MalariaX

https://www.edx.org/course/malariax-defeating-malaria-genes-globe-harvardx-ph425x#! Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe is a university-wide initiative at Harvard University that supports the control and ultimate eradication of malaria. Join others from around the world in the effort to #EndMalaria. Enroll in MalariaX, the … Continue reading

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